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Yonkers to pick up tab for owners with winner

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
If your horse wins a race here, you might just win again as Yonkers Raceway has announced that it will pick up the dinner check for an owner and up to three guests (even if the horse has more than one owner, we take care of the tab for each…and up to three guests).   According to a press release, here\'s how Yonkers\' offer works:   1--Make a reservation in the Empire Ter...
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Allmar Surprise wins third straight at Dover

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Allmar Surprise scored her third straight win in the $15,000 feature trot and Fountain Of Youth won the $12,500 top pace on Thursday at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby and Corey Callahan had driving triples. For the second straight night, an Ontario expatriate won the feature trot. Just as Starcel on Wednesday, Allmar Surprise went right to the front for trainer-driver and co-owner Kirby and led...
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Jans Luck gets lucky at The Meadows

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Jans Luck, whose bid to wire the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace field fell a bit short on Thursday at The Meadows, got the victory nevertheless when the unofficial winner was disqualified. Jans Luck and Dave Palone rolled to the half in :57, then faced a strong first-over challenge from Vysoke Tatry, who bothered the advancing Spring Break in moving from the pylons. Vysoke Tatr...
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Don\'t Tempt Me a winner at Cal Expo

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
She was facing her toughest test ever, not to mention a change in tactics, but Don\'t Tempt Me was still up to the task in the $5,400 Open II Filly & Mare Handicap Pace at Cal-Expo on Thursday night over a track listed as \"good.\" In advance of starting from post position three in the field of seven, driver James Kennedy knew the competition was tougher. \"I really wasn\'t sure w...
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Willowdale final wide open

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
  In the opening and second legs, no standout individual has emerged from the competitive Willowdale Pacing Series for four-year-olds, making Saturday night’s $60,000 final at Woodbine something of a free-for-all for horses and horsemen, and a wide-open opportunity for bettors. Dinner Guest (Chad Schmiedge), Anderlecht (Igor Vrablic), and Real Nice (Bob Young) all scored victories in the ...
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Lively Moment gets the money at Mighty M

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Six weeks ago the veteran trotting mare, Lively Moment, set a world record at Monticello Raceway at a distance of 1 3/4 miles on a half-mile track. Since then Tommy Carpenito’s King of the Castle Stable’s stalwart has been first, second and third in her following starts, that is until Thursday when the 6-year-old daughter of  Master Lavec put the skids to Getthemo...
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Michigan stallion Shark St. Partners dies

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Snow Ridge Farm is sad to announce the death of their stallion, Shark St. Partners p,3,1:50.4 ($347,194). One of Michigan\'s more popular sires, Shark St. Partners was recently discovered to have a large internal growth that was soon to be diagnosed as a very large bladder stone, approximately the size of a small volleyball. In August, he underwent two serious operations and two weeks recovery ...
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Slots play at The Meadows gives county $11.2 mil

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Revenue from 2008 slots play at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has generated about $11 million for the county where the track is located.   According to the Observer-Reporter newspaper, an aide for State Sen. J. Barry Stout said he had calculated the county\'s amount at $11.2 million. Originally, the county thought it was going to receive around $12 million.   Pennsylvania Gaming...
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Jerry Monahan to open consulting company

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Jerry Monahan, until recently senior vice president of Colonial Downs racetrack in Virginia, has announced that he plans to return to the Lexington, Kentucky, area and form a horse racing consulting company.   “I enjoyed my experience at Colonial Downs,” Monahan said. “Having worked in both the Thoroughbred and Standardbred industries, I believe it is the right time to tak...
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Hoosier Park stall application deadline is Jan. 29

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino is nearing several deadlines in preparation for the upcoming 2009 Standardbred racing season. Horsemen interested in obtaining stalls for the 80-day race meet, increased from 71 days in 2008, need to submit their stall applications by Thursday, Jan. 29.   \"In order to make stall allocations, we need to get all stall application requests into our offices by Th...
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Track condition causes Freehold cancellation after four races

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway canceled live racing after four races on Friday due to track conditions. The mild temperatures were to blame for the rapid thawing of the racetrack, causing unsafe conditions. Simulcasting was to continue as scheduled for the remainder of the afternoon and evening. Live racing resumes at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, Jan. 24, with a first race post of 12:30 p.m.
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Presidential final set at Meadowlands

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
If Boulder Creek can pull off the upset in the $125,000 Presidential Saturday night, driver Dan Dube will have the distinction of winning the race with the two richest male pacers of all time.Dube won the 2003 edition of the Presidential with Gallo Blue Chip, who retired as the leading money-winning pacer of all time with $4.2 million in earnings.  On Saturday night, Dube and Boulder Creek wi...
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Ferraras Girl pulls off upset at Pompano

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
Even after a bold first-over move at the three-quarter pole, Ferraras Girl ($28.40), a 13-1 long shot, was able to win in a romp Wednesday at the Isle Pompano Park in the feature trot.   The $8,500 seventh race trot saw Better By Design (Bruce Ranger) go right after the early lead with Rovasreadytorumble (Wally Hennessey) grabbing the two-hold spot by the opening quarter mile in :28.1. &n...
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USTA\'s David Carr to receive Messenger Award

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
David Carr, the United States Trotting Association’s Director of Information and Research for the last 24 years and an inexhaustible source of information in that role, has been named the 2009 winner of Harness Tracks of America’s Stan Bergstein Messenger Award, the track association’s highest honor.     Carr, 57, joined USTA as a publicity and Hoof Beats staff writer in 1982. T...
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Field set for Prix d\'Amerique; watch Moni Maker\'s historic win

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
The field has been finalized for the 1 million (euro) Prix d\'Amerique, which will be contested Sunday at the Vincennes racetrack in Paris.  Offshore Dream, who has won the race the last two years, is among the starters this year.   No horse has won three consecutive Prix d\'Ameriques since the great Ourasi, who performed a sweep in 1986, 1987 and 1988, and then came back and won aga...
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2009 Online Stallion Station now available

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
The Horseman And Fair World\'s 2009 \"Breeders Book\" Stallion Directory is now online. All of the 2009 stallions that were advertised in the December printed edition and in the Breeders Book Supplement are now available here on our website. The Online Stallion Station features a searchable database that lets the user select individual horses, stud fee ranges, particular farms, or stallions f...
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Terry named LBJ general manager

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
The board of directors of the Delaware County Fair approved Phil Terry to be general manager of the Delaware County Fair and the Little Brown Jug. Terry, who has served as interim manager of the fair since July of 2008, will also continue as director of marketing.“I look forward to continuing the challenge of managing a county fair racing program in Ohio,” said Terry, who first began...
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Balmoral Park readying for 2009 season

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
With live racing set to resume at Balmoral Park in less than one week on Wednesday, Jan. 28 (post time 7:20 p.m. central), another exciting year of stakes filled action at the Crete plant has been announced with the first stakes event of the season on Saturday, April 4 with the $15,000 Taurus Bomber Stake putting this year’s 3-year-old colt pacing crop front and center.     ...
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Dr. Melvyn Aylor in serious condition after training accident

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
Dr. Melvyn Aylor, a prominent Florida horseman and mainstay of the Florida harness racing community, was seriously injured in a training accident at the Gilcrest training center on Tuesday.   “It was a freak accident. Melvyn was jogging a 2-year-old filly,” said friend and partner Dr. Mark Wooten. “She had the hopples on for the first time and got spooked. She took off, got going too...
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Florida horsemen say 2009 racing meet will end 3 months early

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) has issued a press release stating that the Isle Casino at Pompano has asked the state of Florida to approve a reduction in the number of Standardbred racing days for the 2008-2009 race meet from 160 to 140. In addition, the FSBOA release noted that the Isle Casino at Pompano Park confirmed that they have applied for a sum...
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